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New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears, a statistical comparison

Thursday, 11 December 2014 06:25
The New Orleans Saints (5-8) will travel to Chicago (5-8) to face the Bears on Monday Night Football. Both are are coming off tough losses. Below is a statistical comparison of the two teams.SAINTSBEARSOFFENSETotal Offense421.0 (3)342.8 (18)Passing Offense297.3 (3)254.2 (11)Rushing Offense123.7 (9)88.7 (26)Scoring Offense25.6 (9)21.6 (T-17)Interceptions12 (T-17)15 (T-26)Fumbles5 (T-12)6 (T-16)Sacks Allowed21 (T-6)30 (T-17)DEFENSETotal Defense398.7 (31)377.8 (T-28)Passing Defense265.2 (29)265.5 (30)Rushing Defense133.5 (29)112.3 (16)Scoring Defense27.6 (30)29.1 (32)Interceptions8 (24)12 (T-18)Fumbles9 (T-19)13 (T-6)Sacks24 (25)30 (T-18)
Saints vs. Bears preview
Thursday, 11 December 2014 01:10
When: 8:30 p.m. ET, Monday. Where: Soldier Field, Chicago. TV: ESPN. Call it the Disappointment Cup, Underachievers Bowl, The Battle of We’re-Not-What-We-Thought-We-Were teams. But any way you bill it, Monday night’s game between the New Orleans Saints (5-8) and Chicago Bears (5-8) at Soldier Field makes for an intriguing matchup, even if Bears receiver Brandon Marshall believes ESPN should take the teams off "Monday Night Football.
Saints' shake up brings new role for Vaccaro
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 12:45
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro expects to look back on this week as a turning point in his career. For now, though, he's adjusting to an apparent demotion and a dose of humility. With the Saints still in the playoff picture but coming off a stunning 41-10 loss to Carolina, Vaccaro said Thursday that he'd been called into a meeting with coach Sean Payton this week and told he needed…
New Orleans Saints injuries: Junior Galette, Terron Armstead miss practice
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 09:25
New Orleans Saints defensive end Junior Galette and offensive tackle Terron Armstead did not practice on Thursday, according to the team's official injury report. Armstead injured his neck in the first quarter of last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers and did not return. Galette appeared to injure his knee just before halftime. He briefly returned in the second half but struggled to put much pressure on his right leg.
New Orleans Saints sign Willie Snead, Toben Opurum to practice squad
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:04
The New Orleans Saints added receiver Willie Snead IV and fullback Toben Opurum to their practice squad on Thursday. Snead, 22, originally signed with the Cleveland Browns in May as an undrafted free agent out of Ball State. After being cut, he had a stint on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad. The Saints had two openings on their 10-man squad after a series of transactions this week.
New Orleans Saints sign Willie Snead to practice squad
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:04
The New Orleans Saints added receiver Willie Snead IV and fullback Toben Opurum to their practice squad on Thursday. Snead, 22, originally signed with the Cleveland Browns in May as an undrafted free agent out of Ball State. After being cut, he had a stint on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad. The Saints had two openings on their 10-man squad after a series of transactions this week.
Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer visits Algiers school
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 06:36
Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer added extra sparkle to the Inspire NOLA Charter Schools' Excellence Rally, held at Alice M. Harte Elementary Charter School in Algiers on Dec. 11. After leading students in chants of "Who Dat,'' Greer congratulated Harte on being among the top 10 public schools in New Orleans, and Edna Karr High School for its 100 percent graduation rate, and encouraged students to continue their focus on education.
New Orleans Saints promote wideout Seantavius Jones to 53-man roster
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 04:17
The New Orleans Saints have promoted wide receiver Seantavius Jones from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, according to a source. Jones' promotion fills the spot left open when the Saints waived Joe Morgan on Tuesday. Jones was informed that he would be promoted on Wednesday, although the Saints do not practice this week until Thursday. Jones, an undrafted rookie out of Valdosta State, has spent the entire season on the Saints practice squad.
Former New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan unclaimed on waivers
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:28
No NFL teams claimed former New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan as he passed through waivers this week, according to the league transactions report on Wednesday. Morgan, a fourth-year pro cut by the Saints on Tuesday, is now a free agent and may sign with any club. Morgan, 26, signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Walsh College in 2011.
Saints-Bears Preview
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 07:56
The New Orleans Saints sport the same lackluster record as the Chicago Bears but have much more left to play for. The Saints could boost their hopes in the NFC South by bouncing back from a lopsided defeat in Monday night's visit to a Bears team that's been eliminated from playoff contention. New Orleans (5-8) stayed tied for the division lead even after a 41-10 home loss to Carolina last Sunday because co-leader Atlanta couldn't…

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